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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus From Old Cairo to the New World

Leon Lagnado was a successful Jewish Egyptian businessman, making deals and trades around Cairo dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit. After the rise of the Nasser dictatorship, the Lagnado family lost everything and was forced to trade their life of luxury in Cairo for one of hardship, entering any country that would have them. A vivid, heartbreaking and powerful inversion of the American dream, her unforgettable memoir is a sweeping story of family, faith, tradition, tragedy and triumph set against the stunning backdrops of Cairo, Paris, and New York. Lucette Lagnado is an award-winning investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal and received the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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Added by MCRosenthal on December 16, 2008

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